For decades, Jamaicans have been fed lies, as to why an enjoyed past-time and plant of our soil; criminalise our youths and force them to spend much of their lives in prison. This is ludacris treatment for people of all societies where WEED is still ILLEGAL; given that the properties of this plant could garner insurmountable economic benefits for the Jamaican people.
Over 20,000 by-products, can be made from the hemp/marijuana/cannabis plant and not to mention the tax benefits that an already starving Jamaican government needs. AS, we are now taxing vegetables, meats and patties to ease our economic burden; why not legalise and tax a plant that is already seeped into our culture to help build our culture. Illegal surley is not working so let us try legal!!!
A regulated marijuana industry could bring the necessary economic relief that Jamaicans have been searching for. Jamaicans are creative by nature so imagine what we could do with a plant which makes durable long lasting flame resistant WOOD. This one by-product of hemp is an absolute need in our nation of BOARD HOUSES!